PHARMACOLOGY

PHARMACOLOGY

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Code
67907
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
1 credits during the 2nd year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) CHIAVARI
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/14
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
CHIAVARI (PHYSIOTHERAPY)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

Rehabilitation from surgery, traumatic, vascular or neurologic events il always flanked by proper pharmacological therapies (antinflammatory, analgesic, anticoagulant…etc). The capability to correctly adjust a pharmacotherapy in accordance with patient physiopathology (age, gender, personal and familial history of disease…etc) represents a necessary skill for physiotherapists

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course of pharmacology is aimed to define the role of pharmacotherapy in rehabilitation pathways, with particular focus on how therapy must fit with patient’s physio-pathology.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

The course of pharmacology is designed to teach that conscious use of drugs in physioterapy is a relevant issue that must consider, beyond symptomatology, other characterirtiic included, age, gender, concomitant pathologies and therapies, disease hystory of diseases…….etc). The course is composed by two sections: the first deal in particular, with pharmacokinetic showing that the interaction between drugs and the body can significantly varyaccording with personal physiological and pathological parameters. The second part illustrates those classes of drugs that more frequently help a patient during its rehabilitation (therapy of inflammation, pain, etc). The abuse of drugs in sport for doping purposes, will be also addressed, focusing on severe side effects (acute and delayed). use in sport doping

Teaching methods

The teaching of pharmacology is made by frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General pharmacology:

  • Introduction to pharmacology: definition of drugs, aims of pharmacotherapy.
  • Pharmacokinetic (Absorbance, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs), paraneters of pharmacokinetic ( Bioavailability, distribution volume, clearance and halflife).
  • Pharmacodynamic (drug targets, agonism and antagonism, side actions)

 

Pharmacology for cathegories.

  • Therapy of inflammation
  • Therapy of pain
  • Local anestetics
  • Anticoagulants
  • Miorelaxants
  • Drug abuse in sport doping

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The text which is best recommended to integrate the topics that have been addressed in lectures is the following:

"Lippincott's illustrated reviews: Pharmacology", Authors: Michelle A. Clark, Richard Finkel, Jose A. Rey, Karen Whalen. EDS. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students may want to contact Prof, Thellung at the following: Viale Benedetto XV, 2 ground floor Phone 010 3538884, cell 3291484399 email stefano.thellung@unige.it

Exam Board

LUIGI ROBBIANO (President)

BARBARA MARENGO (President)

MARIAPAOLA NITTI

ALESSANDRO CORSARO

STEFANO THELLUNG DE COURTELARY

CHIARA VITALE

DONATELLA MELA

LUCA MASTRACCI

CARMEN FUCILE

ANNA LISA FURFARO

FEDERICA GRILLO

CRISTINA BOTTINO

ROBERTO FIOCCA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching of pharmacology is made by frontal lessons

LESSONS START

Lessons start in october

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam of pharmacology is represented by an interview

Assessment methods

It will be evaluated the capability of the student to place a given pharmacological class within a therapy, in which pharmacotherapy must be adjusted according yoth  physiological and pathological characteristics of patients.